[ISN] BofA Confirms Third-Party Breach

http://www.bankinfosecurity.com/bofa-confirms-third-party-breach-a-5582 By Tracy Kitten Bank Info Security March 5, 2013 Hacktivists are taking credit for a data breach impacting Bank of America – an incident the hackers claim allowed them to access employee and executive data stored through a third party. “The data was retrieved from an Israeli server in Tel Aviv,” says the hacktivist group Par:AnoIA, part of the Anonymous Intelligence Agency, in a release issued Feb. 27. The group says it released 14 gigabytes of data, code and software related to BofA, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, TEKSystems and ClearForest. ClearForest, a Thomson Reuters company based in Tel Aviv that provides business and data analytics, is the third-party service provider hacktivists claim was storing data on an open server. […] ______________________________________________ Visit the InfoSec News Security Bookstore Best Selling Security Books and More! http://www.shopinfosecnews.org